electricity

8

Walter Russell stated that the Universe was founded on a Unifying Principle of Rhythmic Balanced Interchange. This Physical Theory was laid out primarily in his books "The Secret of Light" and "The Message of the Divine Iliad".

Russell asserted that this was mainly due to a difference in the assumptions made about the Existence of Mind and Matter; Russell assumes the Existence of Mind as Cause, while he believes that scientists in general assume the Existence of Mind as Effect.

Russell asserted that neither Light nor Heat Flows from one point of Space to another. He stated the same of Electricity and Magnetism; that neither is a Flow varying as the Inverse of the Square of the Distance according to Coulomb’s Law, but a Reproduction as the Inverse of the Cube of Space. “Light does not Travel. The Light and Heat which appear to come from the Star or the Sun has never left the Star or the Sun. That which Man sees as Light and Feels as Heat is the Reproduced Counterpart of the Light and of the Heat which is its Cause".

7

I WOULD NEVER WANT TO DESTROY A COVER, BUT THIS HAPPENED ON ACCIDENT & THE BOOK BECAME MORE BEAUTIFUL. What started out as an accidental tear turned into my favorite cover. Well… now I have to find a way to get another book, since I liked the original cover.

4

Lichtenberg figures - Wood burning with Electricity

Lichtenberg figures (Lichtenberg-Figuren in German) are branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or in the interior of insulating materials. 

 Lichtenberg figures are often associated with the progressive deterioration of high voltage components and equipment. The study of planar Lichtenberg figures along insulating surfaces and 3D electrical trees within insulating materials often provides engineers with valuable insights for improving the long-term reliability of high voltage equipment. 

Lichtenberg figures are now known to occur on or within solids, liquids, and gases during electrical breakdown. 

The branching, self-similar patterns observed in Lichtenberg figures exhibit fractal properties. Their appearance and growth appear to be related to a process called diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA). -Wiki

Giffed by - rudescience  From: This video

The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year, and two new reports suggest it just keeps getting worse for civilians there.

One United Nations agency says life expectancy has plummeted by 20 years in the once-developed nation, while another new study based on nighttime satellite imagery finds that, in the past four years, 83 percent of the country’s lights have gone off.

And that’s just the average, says Michael Klosson, vice president for policy at aid group Save the Children. In areas like Aleppo, where much of the populace has fled and infrastructure has been pulverized, researchers found that light has been reduced as much as 97 percent.

Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

Image credit: #withSyria

Caption: The satellite images provided by #withSyria shows the dramatic drop in lights at night in Syria between 2011 (left) and 2015 (right) with annotations by NPR.

Costa Rica Proves You Can Run a Country on Green Electricity

Costa Rica reached a major milestone in renewable energy: 75 straight days of electricity produced without fossil fuels. The country’s power supply has been running without the burning of harmful fossil fuels, according to a March 16 release from the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). Thanks to heavy rainfall, the country has been able to rely on its four hydroelectric plants for nearly all of its electricity – with an added boost from geothermal, biomass, solar and wind power.

Saturday, March 28th kicks off another Earth Hour when people around the world turn off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm, local time. Earth Hour has changed a lot since its 2007 origins in Sydney, Australia, transforming into a global event. Involving over 160 countries, the “lights-out” now symbolizes a much larger movement. Earth Hour inspires a world-wide platform which unites people through supporting environmental initiatives. The grassroots nature of each celebration empowers communities and ignites change through both crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding.

Crowd-sourcing asks the community to brainstorm solutions to troubling environmental issues, such as China’s Blue Sky campaign against air pollution. Crowd-sourcing also allows the public to revive important environmental initiatives and reach out to a broader audience for support. In 2013, through Earth Hour awareness efforts, Argentina succeeded in establishing a 3.4 million hectare marine reserve, called Banco Namuncurá. Last year, Kazakhstan pledged to plant 17 million trees.

Crowd-funding relies on public fundraisers to invest in a larger community cause. For example, both Nepal and Madagascar used funds from their Earth Hour awareness campaign to buy environmentally-friendly stoves. This effort reduced their levels of deforestation and lessened their carbon-footprint. Additionally, it lowered the number of people at risk from the side-effects of smoke released by burning wood in poorly-ventilated huts. Other countries, like Russia donated their crowd-funds to conservation programs for endangered animals.

Earth Hour relies on the can-do attitude of, “I will if you will.” It allows people to visualize change and inspire action to work together to protect our planet. The simple act of turning your lights off for one hour, one evening of the year, blossoms into a global mission when 7 billion people act together.

JW

Learn more at http://www.earthhour.org/

Image credit: ESA/NASA

In the village of Tuffet, a rocky 45-minute drive from the closest city along Haiti’s southern coast, several men get down to work in Monique Yusizanna Ouz’s rural home. They’re wiring up her two-room, dirt floor house with a breaker box, an outlet and a light fixture.

She’s 66 years old, and for the first time in her life, she’s going to have electricity.

Ouz, who has five grandchildren, wants a refrigerator. She wants cold drinks — for herself but also to sell. And she wants ice cream, too.

“I’ll figure out a way to pay for the electricity because it’s better when you pay for something,” she says. “It doesn’t go away then.”

She’s 66 And Finally Getting Electricity. Bring On The Ice Cream!

Photo credit: Carrie Kahn/NPR

Maasvlakte by Bart van Damme on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Maasvlakte, Rotterdam industrial area, the Netherlands.

facebook | website | maasvlakte book 2014 | portfolio book

© 2014 Bart van Damme

Visiting EMO, one of the largest transhipment terminals for coal and iron ore in the world.